Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Krampus Bless Us, One and All

That's a wrap for the first annual 13 Days of Creepmas, and WOW, it was amazing! It's going to take another 13 days to catch up on what everybody posted! Thank you everybody that participated and supported this fledgeling venture, and we're absolutely going to do it again next year!

Our good friends over at The Cult of the Great Pumpkin will keep the Creepmas coals stoked until 2012, posting Halloween and spooky goodies and tidbits all year long via the website, Twitter and Facebook. Next November, they'll post reminders about Creepmas 2012 and, of course, a post will go up right here and over at the AEIOU... and sometimes why blog. Speaking of which, head over there for a closing Creepmas greeting from Creepmas' creator Dex and a tasty final spooky treat...


So whatever holiday you may celebrate this time of year, here's hoping it's Merr--, no. Here's hoping it's AWESOME!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

FEARnet's Horrific Holiday Gift Guide

FEARnet.com has put together a terrorific holiday gift guide for the Creep who has everything - http://www.fearnet.com/gift_guide/index.html. Here are a few of them...
This Is Spinal Tape
Blobimals
Stacking Skeleton Espresso Cups
Zombie Back Scratcher

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Collected Creepmas Cross-Sampled Coolness

Here are some of the super-cool things the Creepmas Creeps are posting on their blogs. Click images to go see the full posts.

http://www.paraabnormalthecomic.com/

Friday, December 2, 2011

Creepmas Etsy!

Looking for that perfect handmade Creepmas gift or decoration? Look no further than Etsy.com. Search for "Spooky Christmas", "Creepy Christmas" and Scary Christmas. Here are some of the cool things you'll find:



Thursday, December 1, 2011

Creepmas Movies

So now that we're in the 13 Days of Creepmas, you might find yourself looking for something appropriate to watch on a chilly December evening. The most obvious choice, of course, is The Nightmare Before Christmas - that's a no-brainer. Here are a few other suggestions to help you get your Creep on - and if you have any other picks, post them in the comments!

RARE EXPORTS : New out of Finland, this is one of the best movies I've seen in the last few months, and it's destined to become a Creepmas favorite for any Creep that sees it!

SINT, aka SAINT, aka SAINT NICK : A new horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5. Another foreign offering, this film has a USA DVD release date of December 20, 2011.

A CADAVER CHRISTMAS : It was inevitable that somebody would make a zombie Christmas movie. Luckily, this one looks pretty good!

GREMLINS : Already a Creepmas Classic, and one of the films that inspired the MPAA to create the PG-13 rating!

TALES FROM THE CRYPT - AND ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE : Part of the Tales from the Crypt 1972 anthology movie, then remade as the second episode of HBO's excellent series Tales from the Crypt, this is another Creepmas Classic. On Christmas Eve, a greedy wife kills her husband for his insurance money and is then visited by a hideous serial killer dressed as Santa Claus, forcing her into a terrifying cat and mouse game for survival. You'll never hear the phrase "Naughty or nice?" the same way again!

BLACK CHRISTMAS : The original 1974 film helped establish the slasher genre (it preceded Halloween & Friday the 13th); the much-maligned 2006 remake? Meh.

SANTA'S SLAY : This ridiculous movie starring Bill Goldberg as a 'roided out, murderous Santa never takes itself seriously (how could it?), and is a lot of fun to watch!

SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT : I'm ashamed to say I've never actually seen this notorious splatterfest (I'll rectify that soon!), but it warrants inclusion here by reputation alone.

There are a number of Christmas slasher movies from the '70's & '80's including Christmas Evil, Don't Open 'Till Christmas, To All a Good Night, Silent Night, Bloody Night and others. The 90's gave us Jack Frost and Santa Claws. There are also notably creepy Christmas episodes of some of the best animated shows of the last 20 years, including Invader Zim (The Most Horrible Christmas Ever), South Park (Woodland Critter Christmas), Futurama (Xmas Story) and The Venture Brothers (A Very Venture Christmas), but you'll have to hunt those down yourself!

While searching for links for this post, I came across a fun Christmas movie/horror mashup video page from BloodyDisgusting.com.

Merry Creepmas from Darth Vader, Freddy, Jason, Chuckie, Dracula and Other Monsters...

Christmas Nightmares

While this is the first year for The 13 Days of Creepmas, it's no secret that horror and The Holidays have been a popular hybrid for years. For example: Christmas Nightmares, started last year and expanding this year. Further evidence that this idea is long overdue!